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How to Microwave Bacon


Crisp Bacon

Crisp Bacon

Linda Larsen
Cooking bacon in the microwave is one of the easiest and least messy ways to prepare this delicious meat.

First, line a microwave-safe plate with microwave-safe paper towels (read the label!). Then arrange six bacon slices on them, side-by-side but not overlapping.

Cover with another sheet of microwave-safe paper towel. Microwave the bacon for 4-6 minutes on high, checking after 3 minutes. Rotate the plate after three minutes so the bacon cooks evenly.

Remove the bacon from the plate it cooked on and let stand on fresh paper towel for 2-3 minutes so it can firm and finish cooking, then use.

I love the new bacon that comes ready to microwave. Follow the package directions carefully and make sure you understand cooking, rotating, and standing times. There's even a new shelf stable bacon that's ready to eat right out of the package! You can microwave it to make it crisper and heat it before serving.

You can buy a Microwave Bacon Tray, which drains away the fat as the bacon cooks.

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